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JOHN JIAYI ZHANG

Architecture Portfolio

Selected Work [2014-2017]


TABLE OF

CONTENTS echo. 1

Portland Community Theatre Phase l 7

Portland Community Theatre Phase ll 15

House SV

Michael Snow Art Gallery

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Colonnade Pavilion

Intersection

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Tianhua Architecture Planning & Engineering Limited 51

Hale Coffee Shop

Nemonik Design

[R]ed[U]x Lab

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echo. Completion : April 2017 Project : Academic l Architecture Studio l Conceptual Space Softwares Used: Adobe Illustrator CC l Adobe Photoshop CC l Rhinoceros 5.0 l AutoCAD 2015 l Revit 2017 l V-ray The design concept is to integrate my design manifesto with the site Dundas Square. This project is focus on creating an empowering space through contrast in details. The structure extents from underground to above, with the ground plane acting as a mirror. Positive being above ground and negative being underground, without seeing the section, it may be hard to connect the two together. However, when people discovers this hidden aspect, it will certainly create a few moments of awe. The underground passage will be linked to the Dundas subway line and the underground parking currently below the square. Walking through this underground path will allow the users to look up and through the wooden structure to see the empowering cantilever above. The passage has a staircase that acts almost as a sculpture in the dark graced by light from above. The staircase will lead the users through the wooden structures and cross the plane that separates the old and the new. This transition point is also the exit point to Dundas Square, or it’s an opportunity to continue upward to the space within the cantilever. The cantilever will ultimately allow the visitors to arrive at a destination that provides an elevated view of the square.

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Create a prominent structure on a West side of Dundas Square, this provide a sense of enclosure for the sqaure having continuation with the canopy on the North side. This sense of enclosure to create an environment where visitors are more likely to stay at the square and interact with it instead of just passing through it. This also helped create a more defined entrance to the square.

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The underground portion of the structure will be accessible from the subway station and underground parking adjacent to it. It will also provide an audio experience create by the subway due to perforations on the walls.

A feature stair created using the materials of the structure aboveground (railing and encasing) and underground (stair treads) will be element that connects the two spaces.

The space underground is a transitional space that is constructed with wood using tranditional methods. The glass above and the cross hatches of the wood will allow light to filter into the space creating a sanctum in the midst of an urban environment.

The space aboveground is a stagnational space constructed to be futuristic. The oculus above creates an resting environment for the space and provides the visuals of the space surrounding it.


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Portland Community Theatre Phase l

Completion : December 2015 Project : Academic l Integration Studio l Community Theatre Softwares Used: Adobe Illustrator CC l Adobe Photoshop CC l Rhinoceros 5.0 l AutoCAD 2015 l Revit 2015 l V-ray This project was to design a community hub that seconds as a community theatre for the growing neighbourhood on Portland and Niagara Street. There are a series of programmatic spaces that had to be placed in the design with limited GFA, resulting in spaces that would have to be multi-purpose. The overall design takes advantage of the close proximities required by different programs and link them together through the use of the atrium for the interior aspect of the design. As for the exterior, the building connected itself with the surrounding by the material relationship and the circulation relationship, creating a design that would fit nicely in the existing site. The design intent was to derived an atrium in the center of the community theatre that can act as a spill out space for different programs that surrounds it. The space is meant to create a friendly and multi functional environment for the community to take advantage and enjoy.

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Project Site

Portland St & Niagara St

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Conceptual Diagrams

Create an Internal Courtyard

Link with Adjacent Programs


Interior - Atrium

Multi-Purpose Atrium Space

Workshop

Allows More Active Spaces for Adjective Programs

More Space to Construct Larger Stage Sets

Blackbox Theatre

Upper Atrium Seats

Crush space and/or Extension for Performance Space

Event Venue with Projection Availabities

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Ground Floor Plan

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Lobby Main Theatre Blackbox Theatre Reception Workshop Loading Cafe Kitchen Green Room Storage Room Atrium Gift Shop

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Portland St

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2nd Floor Plan 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Atrium Seating Main Theatre Atrium Storage Office Meeting Room Classroom Admin Lounge Admin Meeting Control Room

3rd Floor Plan 1. 2. 3. 4.

Dance Studio Change Room Mechanical Room Atrium

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Exterior Perspective

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Theatre Crush Space

West Elevation

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Detail Drawing 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Metal Standing Seam Roof Vapour Retarder Rigid Insulation Batt Insulation Wooden Ceiling Panels Steel Beam Window Mullion Double Glazed Glass Concrete Floor Slab Glass Guardrails Concrete Column Rolling Sunshaded Screen

Longitudinal Section

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Portland Community Theatre Phase ll

Completion : December 2015 Partner : Lucas Chong Project : Academic l Integration Studio ll l Community Theatre Softwares Used: Adobe Illustrator CC l Adobe Photoshop CC l Rhinoceros 5.0 l AutoCAD 2016 l Revit 2016 l V-ray This phase of the project is a collaboration between another student and myself in pursuit of developing phase l further. We started this stage by trying to isolate all the interesting aspects of our phase l design and tried to incorporate them together. Our primary concept were similar in the sense that we both wish to create a design that would activate the public realm and create interior paths that connect communal and theatrical spaces. The form was derived from the initial placement of the flexible main theatre and the blackbox theatre. Linking these two volumes is the dominant central atrium which runs east to west for pedestrian circulation. This path branches into the north and south axis into programdriven spaces of greater intimacy. To engage the adjacent lanes surrounding the building, offices and activity spaces are located on grade. In relation to context, it was our desire to continue the openness from the park and the verticality expressed from the adjacent heritage building onto the exterior. Studio spaces which benefit from natural light are positioned in the corner for light entry on two glazed faces. Activity driven spaces are placed on all floors for people to engage on every level of the building.

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Reception Cafe Kitchen Gift Shop Storage Activity Room Main Theatre Control Room Admin Suite Admin Office Admin Meeting Loading+Shipping Garbage Room


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Blackbox Theatre Blackbox Green Room Blackbox Storage Community Kitchen Main Theatre Catwalk Storage Meeting Room Studio Room Change Room Outdoor Terrance

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Blackbox Theatre Control Room Catwalk Storage Studio Room Change Room Meeting Room Boiler Room Outdoor Terrance

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Main Theatre Backstage +Green Room Dressing Room Theatre Storage Coat Check Stage Set Workshop Prop Workshop Catering Kitchen Back of House Electrical Room Chiller Room Water Entry Room Fire Pump Room


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Exterior

West Elevation

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Exterior Perspective

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House SV Completion : February 2015 Project : Academic l Design Studio lll l Work Living Townhouse Softwares Used: Adobe Illustrator CC l Adobe Photoshop CC l Rhinoceros 5.0 l AutoCAD 2015 l Revit 2015 l V-ray The design intent was to separate all the programmatic spaces into module units and use them as building blocks for the client’s. The interlocking of the geometric units are meant to create a continuity of the programmatic spaces, allowing different uses for singular spaces. The housing unit will be compromise of numerous floor plates, indicating the separation of space with minimum enclosure. The house will also have a staircase that will act as a central core that is used as the main separation of the plates, and allowing natural daylighting and ventilation throughout the building. The rooms will all individually have their sense of separation, due to indirect partitions that can be easily created through the module unit concept.

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Permit-table Mass and Corner Lot for the Townhouse

Split the Mass to Create a Central Vertical Circulation that Seconds as a Natural Light Source

Creating a Solid Void Relationship with the Exterior and Interior of the house


House Entrance

West Elevation

South Elevation

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East Elevation


Toy Store

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Section BA

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Section AB


Central Staircase

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Basement Plan 1. 2. 3.

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Shop Storage Laundry Room Boiler Room

Grd Floor Plan 1. 2. 3.

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Toy Shop Entrance Garage


Living Room 4 2

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3rd Floor Plan

Living Room Dining Room Kitchen Office

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Master Bedroom Outdoor Terrace Bedroom 1 Balcony


Michael Snow Art Gallery Completion : December 2014 Project : Academic l Design Studio ll l Artist Dedicated Gallery Softwares Used: Adobe Illustrator CC l Adobe Photoshop CC l Rhinoceros 5.0 l AutoCAD 2014 l Revit 2014 l V-ray The design intend of this project were to develop an art gallery that will be dedicated to a specific artist, the artist of given project was Michael Snow. His artwork often breach the different realms of the senses and intrude reality spatially. I wanted to create a gallery that can represent the concepts he tries to bring into his artwork and organize a layout to retell his story through his works. An exterior screen that is inspired by his earlier work, Blind (1968), is used to create the experience of gradual entering of darkness, this is used to represent his work that brings visual sense to the realm of texture sense and it is used to slowly dim the lighting as the audience enter controlled lighting environments. The organization of the floor plan is meant to create a clear indication of circulation path starting from the moment a person enters the gallery, leading toward the intended path to unfold his story and his work. The spatial conditions required for displaying the art varies drastically since his style changed from over time by experimenting with different medias over the years. By placing his early work in the second level and his later work in the third level, his story can be told through users experiencing the transition of his art style over time.

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Conceptual Diagrams Offset from Site Line for More Inviting Entrance

Glaze Part of the Building to Expose More Public Programs of the Building

Create an Exterior Screen Inspired by Artist’s Earlier Work to Filter Light


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Physical Model

Exterior Perspective

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View from Stair Ground Floor Plan 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Lobby Restaurant Kitchen Shop Washroom Admin Office Loading Multi Purpose Elevator Freight Elevator

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2nd Floor Plan 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. .

Temporary Gallery Permanent Gallery Elevator Freight Elevator Escaper Stairs Storage


Path to Gallery 3rd Floor Plan 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Basement Plan

Permanent Gallery Storage Freight Elevator Elevator Escaper Stairs

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Art Storage General Storage Coat Check Meeting Room Classroom Classroom Electrical Mechanical Elevator Freight Elevator


2nd Floor Gallery

This gallery space that mainly used to display the artist’s earlier works. The works displayed mainly includes huge mixed-media artworks.

South Elevation

East Elevation

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3nd Floor Gallery

This gallery space is used mainly to display the artist’s most recent works, which compromise of numerous film installations.

Section BA

Section AA

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Colonnade Pavilion Completion : November 2016 Partners: Jason Brijraj, Matthew Lau, David Luong Project : Academic l Competition l London Triumph Pavilion 2017 - Honourable Mention Softwares Used: Adobe Illustrator CC l Adobe Photoshop CC l Rhinoceros 5.0 l V-ray Colonnade Pavilion seeks to reinterpret the concept of tiling using a geologically inspired module that infuses the site, overall form and overriding concepts of the design. The scheme focuses on colonnade based modules, loosely based on columnar jointing forms that result from volcanic rock development. These formations often occur in regular geometric forms in a repeating pattern, much like tiles, however these rock protrusions suggest movement with their various offsets in height. The Pavilion will allow visitors to enter the hanging arrangement of hallow hexagonal tubes that appear to be an organized pattern of elongated tiles when viewed from below. Light and shadow are allowed to filter through the openings and spaces between the modules, mimicking the spacing of tiles. The PVC tubes are hung from a metal framework that is suspended 2.5 meters off of the ground plane using columns that are a part of the cascading arch like form of the pavilion. Also detailed into the structural metal framework, are metal brackets that attach to the many hanging tubes that are easily accessible to visitors, allowing them to pull and retract modules vertically. This allows users to alter the form of the pavilion despite its seemingly rigid tile-like arrangement. When viewed from far away one can notice the alterations in the original static form, that is based on user interactions with the retractable modules. Thus, the scheme is able to present traditional tiling through a regular arrangement in plan, yet still have an element of randomness through move-able components. Colonnade pavilion seeks to unite visitors of the park, both young and old, by engaging with the hexagonal modular forms, in a scheme that infuses the elements of tiling, using static and active arrangements. 39


Tiles Lifted from the Ground

Columns Extruded Down to Create Passages Below


Location London, England

Static Elevation

Active Elevation

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Intersection Completion : May 2016 Partners: David Luong, Doan-Thy Vo Project : Extracurricular l Design-Built l Bergen International Wood Festival Softwares Used: Adobe Illustrator CC l Adobe Photoshop CC l Rhinoceros 5.0 l V-ray In following the competition theme, “The Green Transition�, this design seeks to represent the harmonious strength between people, space, and materiality. Wood is a sustainable material that is often neglected or overlooked due to its susceptibility to the outdoor environment. By blending both architecture and sculpture, the design seeks to engage the public to explore the interior as well as appreciate the exterior form. The design is comprised of two shapes that are merged together, representing how nature and society are inevitably connected and how society should strive for a harmony between the two to achieve a sustainable way of life. The structure is organized in a way where construction follows a specific order. Once the appropriate pieces are cut, they are put in place one after the other. The order alternates between the two separate shapes. Even in construction, the masses are intertwined. The warping of some of the provided material presented a challenge but was overcome by selecting the best out of the supply. The alternation also allows for gaps within the surfaces of the structure, allowing light and visibility through. In elevation, the center frames the surrounding environment and brings into focus both nature and development. The design allows for interactions within and around the structure, experiencing variaty of spatial qualities.

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Bergen, Norway

Design Phase


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Tianhua Architecture Planning & Engineering Limited Duration : May 2015 - August 2015 Project : Professional l Housing and Factory Redevelopment Schematic Design l Competitions and Proposals Softwares Used: Adobe Illustrator CC l Adobe Photoshop CC l AutoCAD 2015 l Rhinoceros 5.0 l V-ray This project was a redevelopment project that remodels an existing complex and a factory warehouse turning it into a youth hostel and a multi- functional gallery space. For this projects, tasks assigned includes the digital modeling of the design, as well as presentation renders. Variation of the design was given to me to test and try out during the schematic phase. Then the final renders are presented to client as a proposal. In the same office, I was assigned to teams that focus on schematic designs. The department often deals with proposals for bids, schematic process presentations and competitions. For these projects, tasks assigned mainly includes the digital modeling and presentation renders of the design as well. The final renders are presented to client or submitted to competitions as a proposal.


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Different materials and tectonics are explored for warehouse gallery aspect of the Foshan Redevelopment project. This shows the contrast in aesthetics of the exterior

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Renders for an international competition to design a disaster relief system/temporary dwelling

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Hale Coffee Shop Completion : April 2016 Partners: Gregorio Jimenez, Matthew Lau, John Benner, Adrian Chiu, Liam Hall, Stephen Jones Project : Extracurricular l Design-Built l Coffee Shop and Roaster Space Interior Softwares Used: Adobe Illustrator CC l Adobe Photoshop CC l AutoCAD 2016 l Rhinoceros 5.0 l V-ray The Hale Coffee Shop is located in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto. We were asked by the Toronto based roasters to design the interior of their new cafÊ and production location. Beginning from cherry counter-tops, to a 2x2 modular ceiling installation and undulating wooden counter fronts, there is without a doubt an emphasis on the use of wood. The high ceilings of the space allowed us to create a dynamic and modular ceiling installation that worked well around the existing mechanical structure. During the first visit to the coffee shop, it was an empty canvas filled with opportunities for exploration. Originally, the schematic design was aimed to create a bright and lively environment; taking advantage of the large windows on the front facing façade. The space was anticipated to be complimented by a light colour palette to achieve the perception. We met with the roasters multiple times throughout the design process to share ideas and collaborate to accomplish the final product. At the end, the group came to a consensus on a different approach to the design, one that took on a darker colour scheme to create a warm and cozier environment. The project allowed us to design the build the store from scratch. From the ceiling fixtures right down to the furniture the customers sit on, it is amazing to think that they all were crafted by hand by the roasters and numerous volunteers that took part in the project. 57


Exploded Axonometric


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Production Area Barista Counter Seating Area Multi-Purpose Room

Ceiling Fixture Plan

Longitudinal Section

Transverse Section

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Ceiling Fixture Axonometric

1.5� Stick Assembly

Acrylic Light Box


Project Renders

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Nemonik Design Duration : February 2015 - Present Partners: Jonathan Chan, Jason Brijraj, Timothy Lai, David Luong, Doan-Thy Vo Project : Extracurricular l Design-Built l Set-Design l Custom Marketing Service Softwares Used: Adobe Illustrator CC l Adobe Photoshop CC l AutoCAD 2015 l Rhinoceros 5.0 l V-ray

Nemonik Design is a company that 5 talented individuals and myself have co-found in January 2015. We’ve received numerous help to nurture this small start-up from Ryerson University and had many opportunities and learn and grow as designers. Our main service was to design and create personalized marketing sets or products utilizing up and coming systems like 3d printing and lasercutting. We’ve undertook numerous different projects which includes the an open house event at the opening of the Ryerson University Student Learning Centre, personalizing dessert molds and constructing marketing shelves for events, Projects that we would work along with the clients to design and fabricate products or marketing set that they would utilize for special occasions.


nemonik design 1 PLACE IN HOLE

1 PLACE IN HOLE

CLIP

CLIP

BATTERY

BATTERY

BUSINESS CARD

BUSINESS CARD 2 ROTATE

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LED LIGHT

LED LIGHT

FISH LINE

FISH LINE

ACRYLIC HOLDER

ACRYLIC HOLDER

CRIMPS

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PAPER

Guests can physically interact with the structure by pulling out a business card from the module. As one pulls out the business card, the modules lights up the atrium space. EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC

3 LOCK IN PLACE

1 Business card placed in module

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nemonik design

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RyersonU EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC

LOCKING MECHANIC

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3D Print/Vaccum Form Chocolate

2 Bookmark Laser cut/etched on Veneer

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RyersonU

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Laser Cut Void Forms

Meeting #6: Sept. 8. 2015

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BUSINESS CARD

BUSINESS CARD 2 ROTATE

2 ROTATE

LED LIGHT

LED LIGHT

FISH LINE

FISH LINE

ACRYLIC HOLDER

CRIMPS

ACRYLIC HOLDER

CRIMPS

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PAPER

Guests can physically interact with the structure by pulling out a business card from the module. As one pulls out the business card, the modules lights up the atrium space. EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC

3 LOCK IN PLACE

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nemonik design

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Guests take business card out of the sleeve

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RyersonU EXPLODED AXONOMETRIC

LOCKING MECHANIC

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3D Print/Vaccum Form Chocolate

2 Bookmark Laser cut/etched on Veneer

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RyersonU

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11.14.15

Laser Cut Void Forms

Meeting #6: Sept. 8. 2015

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[R]ed[U]x Lab Duration : April 2014 - January 2015 Project : Extracurricular l Design-Built l Temporary Installations Softwares Used: Adobe Illustrator CC l Adobe Photoshop CC l AutoCAD l Rhinoceros 5.0 l V-ray

The Ryerson [R[ed[U]x Lab often have opportunities for students to be a part of unique installation projects, and I was one of those student that was lucky enough to be part of a number of those projects. This was something that I frequently took part in since my academic career in Ryerson University and it became almost an addiction. By first helping out with just the fabrication stages, more and more critical and important tasks slowly came my way. Every design project always starts with a simple sketch and if that sketch is lucky, it was make it all the way and becomes a real life experience that people can enjoy. [R[ed[U]x Lab really help define me as a person and these experiences are irreplaceable.


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JIAYI JOHN ZHANG

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Curriculum Vitae

T : +1 (647) 967 8088 E : johnjyzhang@gmail.com 11 Verclaire Gate, Markham, ON, Canada, L3R 9P7

Summary of Qualifications • • • •

Self motivated and dedicated worker that thrives in collaborative environments. Outstanding in the management of responsibilities and strive to complete tasks with attention to detail and quality. Fortified Leadership skills through position as design lead position in past design build projects and as a past American Institute of Architecture Students vice president . Proficient in architectural representation through the use of numerous different digital platforms such as: Autodesk Revit 2018, Rhinoceros 5.0, Vray for Rhinoceros, Adobe Suite 2018 [Photoshop, Illustrator and inDesign], AutoCAD 2018, Microsoft Office, laser cutting, 3-D Printing and hand modeling.

Selected Work Experience 05. 2017 - Present

Zero Degree Studio

07. 2016 - 08. 2016

Ryerson Summer Day Camp

06. 2016 - 08. 2016

Ryerson Department of Architectural Science

05. 2015 - 08. 2015

Tianhua Architecture Planning & Engineering Limited

09. 2013 - 05.2017

Education & Awards

04. 2016 - 04.2017

Ryerson Department of Architectural Science Year End Show

10. 2016 - 11. 2016

London Triumph Pavilion 2017 Competition - Honourable Mention

Markham, Ontario Architectural Technologist Drafted architectural drawing sets for existing and proposal buildings using Revit 2018 as primary software. Completed numerous residential projects permit sets for zoning applications and building permit applications to which have been city approved.

Toronto, Ontario Digital Creativity Camp Counsellor Planned the activities and schedule of a newly established summer camp program that focuses on creative digital softwares. Organized the materials and instructed the classes

Toronto, Ontario Research Assistant Assisted on small building passive design elements research under the guidance and supervision of Prof. Vincent Hui and Baruch Zone

Shenzhen, China Intern for Shenzhen Department 1 - Schematic Designs Worked under a design architect to produce creative communication medias such as presentation drawing and renderings for client proposals during the schematic phase of projects.

Ryerson University

350 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario Bachelor Degree of Architectural Science - Class of 2017

Projects Displayed:

AWOP 3.0 Studio - echo. Portland Community Centre Phase ll

[2017] [2016]

Colonnade Pavilion completed with partners - Jason Brijraj, Matthew Lau and David Luong


Affiliations 05. 2016 - 04. 2017

02. 2015 - 01. 2017

AIAS Ryerson Chapter Board

Vice-President [05. 2016 - 04. 2017] Coordinated the responsibilities of the board members to execute tasks in a timely and organized manner for events throughout the academic year. Senior Event Coordinator [05. 2015 - 04. 2016] Organized and coordinated events for the student body of the Architectural Science program in Ryerson University. Events includes social events, as well as lectures and tutorials Public Relations [05. 2014 - 04. 2015] Promotion and marketing of events for the Architectural Science student body. Mentor of AIAS Mentorship Program [05. 2015 - 04. 2017] Attended AIAS Annual International Conference - Forum 2016 at Boston, United States Attended AIAS Annual International Conference - Forum 2015 at San Fransisco, United States Attended AIAS Annual International Conference - Forum 2014 at Nashville, United States Helped organized and hosted AIAS Conference - QUAD 2017 at Toronto, Canada Reference: http://www.mosaicquad.com/

Nemonik Design

Co-Founder, Design, Fabrication and Assembly Team Co-found Nemonik Design, a small design company that specializes in customizable marketing products using digital fabrication such as 3d printing and laser cutting. Responsible for designing, fabricating and assembling products in a team environment. Reference: http://nemonikdesign.com/

Extracurricular Projects 04. 2016 - 07. 2017

Bata Shoe Museum Storefront - In Full Bloom

04. 2016 - 05. 2016

Bergen International Wood Festival 2016

11. 2015 - 04. 2016 10. 2014 - 05. 2015 01. 2015 10. 2014

Co-Lead designer, Fabrication and Assembly Team Designing and digital modeling the installation. Overseeing and taking part in the fabrication and assembly so installation is completed as intended. Reference: http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/in-our-window/ Co-Lead designer, Fabrication and Assembly Team Designing and digital modeling the installation. Took part in a 4 days construction process in Bergen, Norway. Reference: http://www.bergenwood.com/nyheter/

Hale’s Coffee Co. Interior l Ryerson Digital Fabrication Zone Lead Designer, Fabrication and Assembly Team Reference: http://reduxlab.com/projects/hale-coffee-shop/

Oppor[tuna]ty - CANstruction Toronto 2016 Design Team Reference: http://canstructiontoronto.org/teams/94

Photokeratitis TODO Window Installation

Fabrication and Assembly Team Reference: http://reduxlab.com/projects/photokeratitis/

Nuit Blanche Stomata l [R]ed[U]x Lab

Fabrication and Assembly Team Reference: http://reduxlab.com/projects/stomata/


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John Zhang Architecture Portfolio  

Ryerson University Architecture Portfolio l Selected Works

John Zhang Architecture Portfolio  

Ryerson University Architecture Portfolio l Selected Works

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